April 27, 2017
Random Tips & Tricks
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Time & life saver After Effects Hotkeys

When using softwares, using hotkeys speed your work fabulously. Going to start or end of a layer, going to next frame, jumping between keys etc. You feel more comfort on program while using it with hotkeys.

Anyway, lets we have a look at most useful After Effects Hotkeys,

Tool Hotkeys

“V” = Selection Tool (Default mouse mode)

“H” or “Hold on Space on viewport and left mouse button” = Hand Tool (to pan your viewport)

“Z” or “Scroll wheel of your mouse in viewport” = Zoom Tool

“W” = Rotation Tool

“C” = Camera Mode (press sequential till finding your necessary camera mode)

“Y” = Change Object Pivot Point Tool

“Q” = Shape or Shape Masker tool

“G” = Mask tool

“Ctrl + T” = Text Tool

Action Hotkeys

“Ctrl + Right Arrow” or Page Down = Next Frame

“Ctrl + Left Arrow” or Page Up = Previous Frame

“Shift + Page Down” = Jumps 10 Frames Next

“Shift + Page Up” = Jumps 10 Frames Previous

“Alt + Page Down” = Moves Selected Layer to 1 Frame Next

“Alt + Page Up” = Moves Selected Layer to 1 Frame Previous

“Alt + Home” = Moves Selected Layer to First Frame

“Alt + End” = Moves Selected Layer to Last Frame

“Shift + Alt + Page Down” = Moves Selected Layer to 10 Frame Next

“Shift + Alt + Page Up” = Moves Selected Layer to 10 Frame Previous

“Ctrl + – (minus on numpad)” = Scales the selected layer down

“Ctrl + + (plus on numpad)” = Scales the selected layer up

“Shift + Home” = Goes to work area start

“Shift + End” = Goes to work area end

“- (minus on numpad)” = Rotates the selected layer counter clockwise

“+ (plus on numpad)” = Rotates the selected layer clockwise

“* (cross on numpad)” = If a layer selected, puts a marker on selected layer, if any layer is not selected then puts a marker on timeline

“0 (Zero on numpad)” = Renders on viewport

“, (Comma on numpad)” = Renders only sound on viewport

“I” = Jumps to start of selected layer

“O” = Jumps to end of selected layer

“J” = Jumps to previous key

“K” = Jumps to next key

“B” = Sets the work area start to selected frame

“N” = Sets the work area end to selected frame

“Ctrl + D” = Duplicates the selected layer

“Ctrl + Shift + D” =  Trims the selected layer from selected frame

“P” = Position of selected layer

“S” = Scale of selected layer

“R” = Rotation of selected layer

“T” = Opacity of selected layer

“Ctrl + M” = Add compositing to Render Queue

That’s all for now folks,

Keep in Fx,

Caner

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